A young pilot who is the fiance of the daughter of the owner of a airline is tricked into enlisting as a mercenary fighter pilot for a small nation's airforce by a malicious false friend. Now he battles to earn the money necessary to buy his freedom before he truly loses his humanity in the horror of war. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Anime's answer to "Top Gun".
Also Known As:
Area 88: The Blue Skies of Betrayal
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Characters that appear in all 3 versions of Area 88 (manga, 1985 OVA, and 2004 series) include (but are not limited to) Shin Kazama, Satoru Kanzaki, Mick Simon, Greg Gates, Saki Vashtar, Roundell, Boris, and Miss Yasuda. See more
Bucksey is shot down and killed in Act II on the flight in which he has Rocky as his passenger. Yet Bucksey's Phantom can be seen fighting against the Wolf Pack at the end of the act. See more
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